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URI plans event to honor former Talent Development leader and celebrate the creation of the program, Oct. 18

URI plans event to honor former Talent Development leader and celebrate the creation of the program, Oct. 18 Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500 KINGSTON, RI – Oct. 10, 2014 — The University of Rhode Island will hold a special celebration to honor the life and work of the late Leo F. DiMaio Jr., retired director […]

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TD Summer 2014 Write-up

The Talent Development Program would like to officially welcome the freshmen class of 2018! With over 300 new students successfully completing the Talent Development Program Summer 2014, their journey has begun. 338 students successfully completed the program (91.6%); over 50% of the students achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher, with 11 of those students earning […]


member of the TD family featured as “Big Thinker”

On the sidelines of a poultry plant in 2005, a smug supervisor told Charles Rushimisha that he would be aligning chickens on a conveyor belt at minimum wage for the rest of his life. Newly arrived from Rwanda and barely speaking English, the young man took it as a challenge. Nine years later, in May 2014, he became […]


PREP Program 2014: Welcoming the New Members of TD Nation

For the 46th consecutive year the Talent Development Program has shattered the record books in terms of providing an opportunity to those students who would otherwise not have one.  As we all know the TD PREP program is where newly accepted TD students and their parents get a detailed look into the inner workings of […]



Commencement 2014: South Kingstown resident overcomes near-fatal injuries to earn degree from URI

If you look at Sylvia Bogusz’s resume, you might reach the conclusion that she is just another college over-achiever. But you’d just be getting a small part of her story. That’s because nowhere in the South Kingstown resident’s summary of academic and professional accomplishments does she list her triumphs over near-fatal injuries she suffered when […]

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Commencement 2014: URI senior earns engineering degree in spite of obstacles

The loss of both parents and economic disadvantage could have come between an engineering degree and Christopher Lionel Calderón. But inner drive and a vision for himself powered Calderón through Providence Public Schools and four years at the University of Rhode Island. “Everything is what you make of it,” Calderón says. “That’s the gift I […]

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2014 Black Scholar Awards

The University of Rhode Island has announced the 9 recipients of its 2014 Black Scholar Awards. Talent Development Students who won awards this year are: Kenny Adefiyiju - Harvey Robert Turner Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Rhode Island Black Community. Kevin E. Lima - Arthur L. Hardge Award for All-Around Outstanding Community Service. Also, Talent […]

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The Talent Development Student Advisory Council

The Talent Development Student Advisory Council (TDSAC)  will be TD centered and TD student driven.  Students dedicate their time and ideas to share experiences and also work to improve the campus life for TD students. The following TD students have expressed interest in the TDSAC: Karla Alba Jasmine Adams Shaina Ashworth Gao Kue Kyle Delgado […]

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Up And Coming TD Alum Featured In URI’s Big Thinkers

Andrea Osorio’s big idea is to eventually earn her Ph.D. in accounting, become a college professor, and make the same difference in the lives of her students as her business professors at URI made in hers. With a full-time position at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) waiting for her when she graduates, she is well on her way. […]

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Finish What You Started

Finish What You Started You Started with TD Nation Now It’s Time to Finish with TD Nation Let TD Nation help you with returning to URI and finishing your degree.  Email Sharon Forleo sfor@uri.edu or call 401-874-2901

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